• Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!

  • "I loved Kendal Calling!"  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

  • "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

Enter to get a slot at Kendal Calling 2017!

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Calling all students bands!

We’ve joined forces with Manchester’s Arndale Centre to bring you yet another amazing opportunity to get yourselves involved in one of the biggest years of Kendal Calling yet. Submit a short video for the chance to secure a slot on the line-up this year, as well as an exclusive recording session at Manchester’s Blueprint Studios. Get your music heard by an industry panel of established music professionals, alongside a chance to perform in a battle of the bands style gig where the audience will give their verdict to decide if you’ll be joining us at Lowther Deer Park. If you’re an up and coming band we want you!

Apply HERE before 20th March.

Making our fields greener with Energy Revolution!

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Climate change is an issue that The KC Team take seriously when it comes to organising our event, which is why we are a founding member of Energy Revolution.

Last year we teamed up with Energy Revolution once again, in order to help keep our fields greener!

Audience travel makes up around 70% of a festival’s carbon footprint. Energy Revolution looks to account for millions of miles of travel, and turn a problem into a solution – renewable energy is the best chance we have to reduce global emissions to safe levels. 100% of the donations go directly towards producing clean and renewable energy forever, replacing dirty fossil fuels with wind and solar power.

In order to do that we asked you, our favourite festival goers, for some donations. Together we raised a massive £1,590 which will turn 102,996 miles of travel to Kendal Calling into clean renewable energy. That’s 31,800 kg of CO2e that you’ll be balancing, helping to replace fossil fuels and create a brighter, better future for all of us.

We wanted to share the fantastic news and also say a massive THANK YOU to you all for helping to tackle this problem.

See you in the (now greener) fields! 

Lost Eden Commissions – Apply Today!

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Our Lost Eden area is back for 2017 and we will be offering nine commissions.

Want to see your commission at Kendal 2017? Apply today here.

Application Deadline – 3rd April 2017.

Application guidelines can be found here: Lost Eden Call for Commissions 2017

More about Lost Eden….

Launched in 2015, Lost Eden is an immersive arena for arts and culture set within stunning woodland on the Kendal Calling site. Inspired by the folklore of the Eden Valley, Cumbria, the space features multiple stages, intriguing installations and walkabout performances. There is a focus on night-time sculpture and light art installations in the area, which comes alive after 8pm.

Over the last two years, Lost Eden has commissioned a variety of brand new artworks, including Bird Hive VR to the Mechanical Heart by Felicity Jones and the Umbrella Tree by Tim Hill and Dave Young (Rag and Bone).

 

Kendal Calling Google Virtual Tour!

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Kendal Calling is the first festival to go virtual in Google Maps! Tour.Media and Google Street View have captured the entire festival allowing anyone with an internet connection to take a simulated walk around the site.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to perform in front of thousands of people then just hop on the main stage with the Sugar Hill Gang or discover where the VIP’s hang out BY simply walking past security.

Anyone can navigate through the festival by going onto the Kendal Calling website and clicking the Google virtual tour tab then simply use the navigational arrows to move around the festival.

Take a look around and find the FIVE stag heads hidden around the festival! Head over to our Twitter page for clues and be the first to win a pair of tickets for KC17!

GOOD LUCK!x 

Kendal Calling 2017 is SOLD OUT!

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The team are truly humbled by the reaction to this year’s line up and we’d like to thank everyone who has bought tickets to make this our 12th successive sell out!

We’ll be keeping our heads down over the next 6 months working hard to make this the best festival possible. We have a lot more amazing artists and field based antics still to announce so keep your eyes peeled!

For those who missed out on tickets, subscribe below to  the resale list and for our recommendations on alternative festivals and we look forward to partying with you in the future.


See you in the fields!

Andy, Ben & the KC team x

A Big Thank You!

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Ladies and gentleman of the fields, we are completely overwhelmed and hugely delighted to the response to this year’s lineup. Our 12th year in the fields and we are very nearly sold out of general admission tickets. Now, ticketing forecasts is not an exact science but we think it’s fair to assume the last of the tickets will be gone a week from now. Our final tickets can be bought here

 

The love shown for the festival from you is humbling.

 

More artists to be announced very soon, starting with Tim Peaks and Houseparty later this week!

 

See you in the fields! 

 

Andy, Ben & the KC team x

First acts announced for KC17!

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After a massive year in 2016, we’re super excited to get back in the fields for our 12th and biggest party yet in the Lake District with no less than 6 headliners!

Joining us at KC17….

We’re happy to reveal Stereophonics will be bringing their finest indie rock to Lowther Deer Park, alongside Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers who have spent the last 30 years(!) making some of the most vital and politically charged, yet no less anthem, music to ever come out of the uk! Brush up on those modern rock hits with Scottish legends Franz Ferdinand and get ready for what will sure to be a memorable sing-a-long with Tinie Tempah, Frank Turner and Editors. Jake Bugg will be gracing our Kendal Calling Main Stage armed with indie pop jams, whilst due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson presents ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety plus his greatest hits with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

Joining the headliners for 2017, we bring you indie rock sensation Circa Waves, London MC Lethal Bizzle and psych-rock band The Coral, with raucous duo Slaves, fresh from their debut Blaenavon, Loyle Carner, Kate Nash, and Kendal Calling favourites The Lancashire Hotpots. Bringing his soft, acoustic tones Seasick Steve, indie quartet Frightened Rabbit and Scottish dream team Honeyblood.

Kickstarting 2017 in Glow we have Example alongside both Jungle DJing and Faithless spinning some records too. House hero Tom Zanetti, will join My Nu Leng, The Streets frontman Mike Skinner and TDQ in the tent over the weekend, with many more still to be announced!

For those wanting something a bit different, we bring you Mexican musicians covering Morrissey hits ‘Mexrrissey’, London African Gospel Choir singing Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ and Beatlemania celebrating 50 years of SGT Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club.

No matter where you are in the fields, there’s bound to be something for you, and this is just the beginning! Keep your eyes pealed on our Facebook, Twitter and website where we’ll be announcing more acts in the coming weeks. The countdown begins to KC17!

Full lineup so far HERE

Tickets will be on sale TOMORROW at 10am via this link: http://po.st/KC17Tickets See you in the fields!

Andy, Ben & the KC Team x

Kendal Calling: Where Are They Now?

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With Kendal Calling fast approaching its twelfth event, we thought it would be nice to take a look back over our past lineups and see how some of the acts have fared since appearing on our stages.

In the first edition, we take a look back at those who first played between the years of our very first event in 2006 and 2010.

2006

British Sea Power

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Appearing with us in front of 900 people as they closed our first ever festival, British Sea Power are one of Kendal Calling’s more frequent guests. They have since been back in 2008, 2010, 2013 & 2015 and will no doubt visit Lowther Deer Park again in the future. In the time since that first appearance, the Kendal band have released 7 albums and release their crowd-funded 8th, ‘Let The Dancers Inherit The Party’, on March 31st.

2007

Foals

Back in 2007 when the band was only two years old and didn’t even have an album to their name, they came to entertain at our second event. In the ten years that have followed, the Oxford five-piece have become one of the UK’s biggest bands – releasing four albums, being nominated twice for a Mercury Music prize,  nominated for Best British Band at the Brits, winning a number of awards for their live show plus headlined the likes of Reading & Leeds, Bilbao BBK and Benicassim. Well done boys!

Wild Beasts

After their set at our second event, we invited this Kendal born band back to our fields in 2010. At the time, they were touring in support of their second album, the brilliant, Mercury Prize nominated, ‘Two Dancers’. Since then, the four-piece have gone on to release three more records, the brilliant ‘Boy King’ being their most recent.

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Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets are one of those acts who, after you see them live, leave you baffled at how they aren’t bigger than they are! We invited the band back in 2013, by which time they had 5 records under their belts. In January of last year they went on to release their 6th, the very good ‘Curve of the Earth’. Give it a listen if you haven’t already!

2009

Frank Turner

2009 was the First time that Frank played for us before he returned once more in 2011 and then again in 2014 to headline our event. In that time Turner got to put out a few more records, increased his profile and performed in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics! Currently, after recently hitting the 2000th live show, Frank is, as expected, out on the road again. Here’s to 2000 more!

Kate Tempest

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Kate Tempest is a great example of hard work paying off. Her 2014 Mercury Prize nomination for her debut record, ‘Everybody Down’, helped her to receive the attention that she had been deserving for so long. Kate would return to us in 2015 and the release of her second record has seen her popularity grow further, having recently sold out the likes of the O2 Ritz in Manchester.

Mumford & Sons

We got to welcome Mumford & Sons to our stage in the very early days of the band. At that time, they had only recently purchased instruments for themselves, having recorded their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ – which came out a couple of months after the Kendal appearance – using the equipment in the studio. The release of their second record ‘Babel’ helped propel the band to world fame, which was further established with the release of their third in 2015.

2010

Calvin Harris

His performance at our 2010 event would be one of his last as the lead vocalist of a band. At the time, Calvin Harris was one of the UK’s biggest acts but now he is arguably the biggest EDM artist in the world. After becoming a DJ full time, Harris rose to prominence in 2011 following a European and Australian tour with Rihanna which led to the duo working on a couple of tracks together, most notably, ‘We Found Love’.  His many collaborations and two records since the KC set has led to Harris currently being the highest paid EDM act around. Not too shabby!

OK Go

4 years after ‘that’ Treadmill video for ‘Here It Goes Again’ (which had 52m views before the band removed it and won them a Grammy) the US act came to visit us. It was a memorable set that featured dancing Smurfs, Stormtroopers and mimes. As for now, they have only released one more album since their performance at Lowther Deer Park, but they are still making music videos that gets everybody talking.

Michael Kiwanuka

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We managed to snag Michael Kiwanuka at a very early stage in his career playing on, what was, our Kaylied Stage (now Calling Out) . He has since gone on to win the BBC Sound of award in 2012 and release two critically acclaimed records.

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The Swedish sisters headlined our Kaylied Stage on the Friday night in 2010, a few months after the release of their debut record. From then, their stature has grown considerably and they now have three albums to their name. They also very recently teased the fact that they’ve gone into the studio to record album #4.

Keep your eyes peeled for our second edition and our 2017 lineup coming soon!

Ben, Andy & The KC Team x

Kendal Calling Ticket News!

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A brand new year is upon us and with some very exciting #KC17 plans shaping up rather nicely we cannot wait to be back in the beautiful Deer Park in the Lake District once again.

 With only 207 days (and counting!) to go, it can’t come soon enough! Tickets are currently on sale priced at £135 outright or just £25 per month on our payment plan.

Just think a Kendal Calling ticket is all you need to banish the January blues! :) 

 Tickets are selling extremely fast and we expect this tier of tickets to be sold out in the next couple of weeks, at which point ticket won’t be available until the line-up is revealed!

With the capacity of Kendal Calling not increasing this year, we can guarantee you’ll have lots of fun in the fields, while not spending hours queuing at a bar, which we might add stocks our very own Kendal Calling beer! With lots of activities and attractions for all the family, 12 performance stages, a wonderful Woodlands area plus fantastic artists performing, #KC17 should definitely be date you need to pop in your new 2017 diary (27th – 31st July).

Kendal Calling is all about great times, great entertainment and great friends. We look forward to seeing you in the fields!

 Andy, Ben & The KC Team.

Christmas release tickets on-sale!

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SET YOUR CLOCKS!

Christmas release tickets for #KC17 are now on-sale at just £21.43 per month or £135 outright. Kendal Calling is selling quicker than ever this year so don’t dilly dally!

These will come with a Kendal Calling Christmas card arriving just in time for Christmas so you can pop in a loved ones stocking!

Grab a ticket today, and we’ll #seeyouinthefields!  

We’ve won ‘Best Medium Festival’ in the UK Festival Awards!

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We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that voted for Kendal Calling. It’s such an honour to once again be named as the ‘Best Medium’ Festival in the UK Festival Awards!

We can’t wait to be back in the fields in 2017 helping to create many more memories! 

#seeyouinthefields 

 

 

Play at Kendal Calling 2017!

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Calling all bands and artists who are interested in playing at Kendal Calling 2017!

We’ve teamed up with Music Glue to bring you our artist application. Just click on the link to apply and you could be joining us in Lowther Deer Park next summer playing. 

GOOD LUCK!x

Deer Lodge is now on sale!

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Stay in style at Kendal Calling 2017 in the Deer Lodge!

We have a range of accommodation structures allowing you to camp under the stars in style and comfort. Take your pick today!

Deer Lodge always sells out super quick, so we’d advise purchasing early to avoid any disappointment.

You will have access to the following, included with your boutique camping:

Free car parking, clean enviro loos, free hot showers, a dedicated concierge to look after you during your stay.

*Those with a Thursday ticket can stay for in their accommodation from 9am Thursday*

**Please note prices do not include your festival ticket**

We’ve been nominated in the UK Festival Awards!

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We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for not one, not two, but THREE awards in the UK Festival Awards.

We need your help by voting for us in the below categories here. Let’s round off the best Kendal Calling yet, by helping us win an award.

Without your amazing support, Kendal Calling wouldn’t have become the festival it has become today, so we wanted to say a big THANK YOU!

Best Medium Festival,
Best Family Festival,
Best Toilets,

Ps. By voting you could be in with the chance of winning the ‘Dream Summer’ prize draw to win a pair of Isolate Ear Protectors + 2 VIP tickets to every festival that wins an award.

Tickets for Kendal Calling 2017 are on sale – grab one today and we’ll see you in the fields!

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x

Earlybird tickets now on-sale from £11.82 pm or £115 outright!

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Join us in the fields in 2017 as earlybird tickets go on-sale from just £11.82 pm or £115 outright, here!

Early-bird monthly payment plan tickets are £11.83 (£115 outright) and once sold out will go to release two £12.73 (£125 outright) then release three at £13.18 (£130 outright).

Emperors Fields, Live in vehicles, child tickets and more available now. Deer Lodge will be on-sale in the coming days.

See you in the fields in 2017, we can’t wait to do it all again!

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x

Kendal Calling Merchandise Store!

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Missed out on the chance to take home Kendal Calling merchandise? From hoodies and t-shirts, to copies of our Kendal Calling magazine, take a look at our store today to grab a bargain before it’s too late.

Happy Shopping!

Dates & Ticket news for 2017

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We are still reminiscing over this years marvellous memories you’ve made yet we’re already looking forward to 2017. Only 51 weeks to go! Kendal Calling will take place 27-30th of July 2017 in Lowther Deer Park, the beautiful Lake District.

We will be keeping the prices the same as 2015/2016; Earlybird tickets will be on-sale from 9am Tuesday morning at £11.83 per month or £115 outright.

Tickets will be available here, via the ticket page.

See you in the fields next year,

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x

THANK YOU!

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People often ask if we ever imagined that Kendal Calling would become the hive of music, arts, comedy and mayhem in the fields it is today.

Truth is when we started out back in 2006 as a gang of music loving festival goers we only hoped that there would be enough people out there just like us who wanted an annual shindig in the Lake District scenery.

It turned out there were more than a few people who were excited about the fields of Cumbria being bought to life with music and arts festival.

And it’s all those people we would like to thank from the very bottom of our hearts. We have the same small gang of us working to bring you Kendal Calling each year, but without the love care and attention brought by the now hundreds of additional crew, caterers, market stalls, volunteers, artists, technicians, stewards, gate staff, security, designers, promotions teams, bar staff, estate staff, local farmers, local residents, council representatives, police, St Johns, welfare, Samaritans, friends, family and so many more people involved there would be no Kendal Calling as we know it.

We salute everyone who is involved in putting together the event this year and who has played a part, however big or small over the last eleven years too.

But most importantly we say a massive thank you, to every one of the revellers helping to make Kendal Calling what it is!

Thanks, Andy, Ben & KC Team x

A BIG THANK YOU!

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We wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all festival goers who have bought a #KC16 ticket!

We are extremely excited for this year’s festival, it’s 11th consecutive year sold out and can’t wait to be back in the fields.

With a Real Ale festival, our brand new The Emperor’s Gin Emporium, newly commissioned sculptures, performance art, talks, pop up cinema, huge headliners and our magical Garden of Eden, we know this year is going to be just as fun as the past ten years!

3 days and counting till we are back in the fields!

#seeyouinthefields Andy, Ben & The KC Team.

The Northern Festivals Network brings top quality performance art to Kendal Calling!

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Kendal Calling is not just about the music and this year we are pleased to have some fantastic art programming, which has been supported by The Northern Festivals Network and Arts Council England.

These walkabout family shows are not to be missed!

Walkabout shows include:

Reynard the Fox – is a new piece of engaging outdoor theatre for family audiences of all ages, using The Fabularium’s unique aesthetic, strong imagery and all performed upon their traditional wooden cart. It will feature storytelling, puppetry, original live music and The Fabularium’s bespoke animal headpieces. This production is supported by Arts Council England, Coventry University and the Social Enterprise Hub, Wandsworth Fringe, Warwick District Council and Just So Festival.

Raree Man’s Peepshow - The peepshow was one of the most popular forms of street entertainment in the 18th and 19th centuries – not only depicting scenes for amusement, but often as away to educate, showcase exotic scenarios and present moral tales. An outdoor, storytelling show presented by The Raree Man (showman Tony Lidington) to a surrounding crowd, with a select, smaller group, able to view the animated scenes through the peepholes, just as they did in centuries gone by.

Copper dollar – is an award winning immersive performance company that has been producing shows since 2008!

Le Cheval Solitaire – Join us to enjoy the nostalgia of the fairground in this interactive treat for under 5’s and their

accompanying adults.

See you in the fields in 2 days!

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x

Water bar will keep festival goers hydrated!

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United Utilities will be keeping festival goers at this year’s Kendal Calling well hydrated, with a free water bar.

The company, one of the main sponsors of this year’s festival at Lowther Deer Park,  will be providing free drinking water for revellers, and giving away 10,000 free reusable water bottles.

John Hilton, United Utilities’ Project Director for West Cumbria said: “We’re thrilled to be a supporter of this year’s Kendal Calling, and are looking forward to keeping everyone well hydrated with our free water bar.

“It’s been a tough year for Cumbria so far, with the area still recovering from the devastating floods at the start of the year. The festival is a welcome opportunity for people to let their hair down. We look forward to seeing everyone there!”

Check out our Kendal Calling Info Pack!

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Getting ready for Kendal Calling?

We’ve popped together a very handy information pack so you have all the essential information you need!

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Before you set off on your journey to the fields please check out the travel page here for the most up to date travel information.

Follow us on @intheFieldsLIVE for up to date information!

We’ll see you in the fields in 3 days!

Andy, Ben & the KC Team x

Important welfare message

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Important welfare message

You’re our festival family and we have a very important message we want you to read.

“We’re looking forward to another amazing weekend in the fields at Kendal Calling.

“Kendal Calling is a community and a family. We’re all in the fields together and we want everyone to stay safe and have the best possible time.

“Make sure you eat well, get some sleep and stay hydrated. Take care of yourself and your friends and think carefully about the decisions you make. The dangers of drugs and substance abuse are well documented and the results can be fatal.

“All of our stewards, security and welfare staff are on hand any time of day and night to help you. Don’t hesitate to come to us with any worries, concerns or issues you have while at the festival.

“We’ve worked all year to make something magical for you to enjoy, so stay safe look out for each other and have a great time.”

You can visit the welfare team over at the welfare tent in the Village Green (open 24 hours) or located next to Calling Out open during opening arena hours. They can give you a well-earned break from festival life and treat any injuries both big and small all the way to any drugs or alcohol related issues. Please take care of one another to keep Kendal a safe and superb place.

Andy & Ben, Festival Directors.

Kendal Calling’s priorities are to:

Prevent illegal drugs getting on site

Pursue anyone suspected of supplying drugs

Protect our festival goers Protection of festival goers is at the heart of Kendal Calling. Working closely with Cumbria Police, the festival will continue to maintain a robust approach to anyone attempting to bring drugs, including so-called ‘legal highs’, into the event. Measures on site will include:

Rigorous search-on-entry, including trained staff and detection dogs at all entrances.

Monitoring and analysis of any drugs seized.

Proactive communication including use of social media to warn of any high-risk substances found.

Drugs and alcohol advice point within the welfare facility, with confidential advice for any festival-goers who have concerns.

The message is simple: There is no safe way to take drugs. Don’t attempt to bring or take drugs at Kendal Calling.

Superintendent Justin Bibby of Cumbria Police said:

“Enjoy this event but please be aware of the potential dangers of taking either illegal drugs or new psychoactive substances – you can never be sure of what they contain. I want everyone that visits the festival to return home to their loved ones; understand the risks – a cheap high is not worth dying for.

“We will be working closely with the event security teams to prevent illegal substances being supplied and used and we will be using all means at our disposal to achieve it.” 

Please stay safe in the fields folks!

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New for 2016: The Emperor’s Gin Emporium!

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The simple gin and tonic is one of Britain’s favourite drinks. Add ice, lemon, quibble over lime versus cucumber or go one step further and even add in the very on-trend pink grapefruit. Whatever you prefer the timeless gin and tonic really does cure all ills – or at least make you forget about them! Head over to our very own gin bar, The Emperor’s Gin Emporium (located next to the Woodlands real ale bar), in which we’ve carefully collated a handful of our favourite local gins infused with Fever Tree mixers. It’s a simple stunning drink you can’t not try a tipple of!

Gin’s available include:

The Lakes Gin

Steampunk Gin

Bulldog Gin

Bathtub Gin

Tanqueray Gin

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Chai Wallah Highlights!

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Chai Wallah returns to Kendal Calling 2016. This unique touring venue has played host to some of the best cutting edge music on the festival circuit over the last 12 years and this year will be no exception!

Expect an ecleptic journey through the very best in afrobeat, funk, hip hop, alternative, reggae, electronica, pyshchedlic, folk, brass, world music and everything in between.

Renowned for their incredible sound system and legendary party vibes Chai Wallahs also provides an array of hot booze brews, cocktails, smoothies & juices, pizza’s and pasta’s and the traditional breakfast.  It’s a great place to kick back, refill, refresh and kick off again.

Previous artists have included the likes of Rag N Boneman, Will & The People, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dreadzone, The Mouse Outfit, Reeps One, Hidden Orchestra, The John Langan Band, Craig Charles, Mr Scruff, Little Dragon, Zion Train, Ghostpoet,Prince Fatty, Broken Brass Ensemble, Wrongtom, The Apples, Jungle By Night, MX Xander, Kate Tempest & Jamie Woon This years line up has been programmed to offer non stop goodness and sooth you through the earlier part of the day with a selection of folk and alternative music and then…. continually build your festival spirit throughout the day with different upbeat, feel good arty vibes.

Thursday night we will be pushing the funky vibes, Friday the crazy carnival vibes, Saturday the bass heavy reggae and dance vibes, and Sunday the hip hop, beats, breaks and block party vibes.

Just pitch up on Thursday night and stay for whole weekend! (but if you do have a busy festival schedule then be sure to make time for the following highlights from our program).

Jenna & The G’s

Hot Feet

The Conservoitoir Folk Ensemble

Will Varley

Jalen N’Gonda

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Luke Potter

Sam Green & The mIdnight Heist

Akua Naru

The Mouseoutfit

The Allergies

HMV digital and Kendal Calling join forces!

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We have teamed up with HMV digital as our official download partner for Kendal Calling 2016.

Head over here to download and listen to some of the artists appearing this year in the fields!

Stay tuned for more news and exclusive releases.

Andy, Ben & the KC Team x

ONE MONTH till we are back in the fields!

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It’s time to go festival shopping as it is a month today until Kendal Calling! With our huge headliners ready and raring to go, we can’t wait for the 11th instalment, which is jam packed with amazing acts, comedy geniuses, daring dance acts, fine food, and a top theme which will see the fields turn alight with awash of bright colours, feathers and glitter.

With less than 700 tickets left we thought we’d shout out about some of the astounding areas that make up Kendal Calling. So sit back, grab a brew (or a Kend’ale!) and feast your eyes upon some of our top picks!

Main Stage

Pop down to our Main Stage to see our huge headliners, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness & The Charlatans.

Plus, catch Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Band of Skulls, The Hives, We Are Scientists plus many more!

View the full line-up here.

Glow Tent

3,2,1, when the crowd say Bo, Selecta! Bringing his huge hits to the fields is Craig David whose notorious noughties hits (can I get a Re-Rewind) is sure to bring the grime generation out in full force to the Glow Tent. It’s sure to be a glorious comeback set!

You can also catch Toddla T, David Rodigan MBE, Redlight and many more legendary DJ’s!

View the full line-up here.

Calling Out

 One of the most exciting stages at Kendal Calling this year we are super thrilled to have Peter Doherty, Blossoms and Ghostpoet making headline appearances.

Ones to watch is definitely quartet girl band The Big Moon who exude energy and tight harmonies and definitely set for stardom!

View the full line-uo here.

Woodlands

Troubadour legend Donovan will be making a special guest appearance on our Woodlands stage, plus you can catch up-and coming bands such as Plastic Mermaids, Dorey The Wise and Kid Kapichi.

View the full line-up here.

Cinema  

Are you a big film fanatic? Or just love settling down and watching a classic comedy armed with plentiful tub of popcorn and some irresistible ice-cream? If so, then welcome to the Kendal Calling cinema!

Returning by popular demand our cinema is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the festival where film fans of all ages can enjoy big blockbusters, kid’s favourites and cult classics.

This year’s line-up features firm favourites, so without further a do head over to view the full line-up, originally trailers and film synopsis of our all cast movie mix!

The Theme

This year Kendal Calling is going to throw its most colourful celebration to date! From the samba-shaking streets of Rio – to the stunningly scenic hills of The Lake District – Kendal Calling’s ‘Carnival of Colour’ is going to be an eclectic mix of magnificent parades, feathery frolics and frenetic energy. Click here to read on!

Carnival Of Colour Parade!

MrWSL Promo Image July 2014

Feathers and glitter… or a dubiously 1990s tie-dye shirt? Whatever your take on Kendal Calling’s 2016 theme, a Carnival of Colour, you’re cordially invited to join our Saturday afternoon parade across the festival.

Expect a hustling, bustling jaunt through the fields, in hot pursuit of Mr Wilsons Second Liners, the infectious, critically acclaimed 90s rave-come-New Orleans outfit (with great outfits to boot!). This brassy ensemble will lead the Carnival of Colour parade through the fields from the official carnival meeting point, which is outside the cinema at 2pm.

Come one, come all and bring your friends: don’t miss the opportunity to shake a leg all the way up to the Tim Peaks ten. From giant birds to eerily masked wanderers, a host of colourful characters are set to join you as you shimmy through the fields.

We are also offering families free carnival-themed arts and crafts – from musical instrument making to carnival masks and flashing lanterns plus how to sew tutus, headbands and bracelets – all in Kids Calling!

With performances from TV’s Driftwood Bay musicians, circus skills, RockaHulaHoopa, face painting, carnival percussion, Mr Bounce’s extraordinary inflatables, and a different disco theme every evening.

Saturday 2pm outside the cinema. Be there, and be colourful.

Revealing the JagerHaus line-up!

Jager

The ‪JagerHaus makes a return to the fields with an amazing line-up!

Made up of The Lodge, The Backyard, The Warehouse and The Loft, the Jägerhaus will feature recently discovered bands and DJs who are about to make it big!

As well as a line-up of music, the Jägerhaus will also have interactive elements such as the Entrance Tunnel, which greets guests with a sensory experience of mist made up of some of the 56 herbs and spices used to create Jägermeister. Several bars will also be located throughout the Jägerhaus, serving Jägermeister’s perfect serve: the Ice Cold Shot as well as Black Spice (Jägermeister Spice and Cola) and Root56 – Jägermeister’s new, refreshing summer serve, comprised of Jägermeister and ginger beer with a garnish of lime and cucumber!

See you in the fields,

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x

A thank you to all Kendal Callers from our supported charities

Charity

We’ve received some lovely messages from some of the charities we’ve all supported over the years. Thanks to everyone (that’s you guys!) for being so generous in helping raise over £100,000 so far!

 This year we have raised over £10,000 for the Cumbria Flood Appeal so lets keep going and see if we can smash last years total!

To read more and view all the charities we support, please click here.

ALDER HEY

Alder Hey Children’s Charity provides vital funds to make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class patient-friendly hospital which sees over 270,000 young patients and their families every year.

http://www.alderheycharity.com

 GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND

We are extremely grateful to Kendal Calling for supporting the charity Guide Dogs. Guide Dogs firmly believe losing your sight shouldn’t mean losing your independence, confidence and freedom too.

The money donated by Kendal Calling will change the lives of people like teenager Liam. Liam lost his sight suddenly at just five years old, and doctors still don’t know why. Since being partnered with guide dog George, Liam says

“Life is good and with George by my side, I’m continuing to become more independent, confident and looking to the future.” – Guide Dogs.

NORTH WEST AIR AMBULANCE

Zoe Casson, community fundraiser for Cumbria and North Lancashire said: “The charity relies solely on donations of this kind to keep us operational and save lives.”  Speaking of Kendal Calling Liz Gorman, donations administrator said “Without people like you, we simply couldn’t continue to operate our helicopters and save lives every single day of the year.”

http://www.northwestairambulance.com

See you in the fields!

Andy, Ben & The KC Team x